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35 min ago | Contra Costa Times

Sharks coach Todd McLellan still won't tip hand on starting goalie

Staying true to his word, Sharks coach Todd McLellan said he'll announce Thursday whether Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock will start in net for Game 1 of San Jose's opening-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Antti Niemi, NHL Players, Alex Stalock, Los Angeles Kings, Jordan Nolan

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Playoff time for Sheppard

San Jose Sharks' James Sheppard is excited to play in NHL playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings, beginning tonight.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Joe Thornton, NHL Players, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture

Inside Bay Area

Sharks' Marty Havlat, Jason Demers healthy for this playoff run

Forward Marty Havlat's playoff experience from last season amounted to two games and 11 total shifts.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Jason Demers, NHL Players, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Los Angeles Kings, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

Blackout Dallas

3 Reasons The Stars Should Be Worried About The Ducks

It's finally here, Stars fans! Game one of the Stars Stanley Cup run commences tonight.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf

Rink Royalty

Los Angeles Kings and Matt Greene's Future

Apr 5, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler is checked by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene and goaltender Jonathan Quick during the third period at Rogers Arena.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Matt Greene, NHL Players, Alec Martinez, Jonathan Quick, Willie Mitchell

Blades of Teal

Sharks' Torres Likely For Game 1, McLellan Mum On Starting Goalie

Raffi Torres missed the final 17 games of the regular season, but he could return at exactly the right time.


Related Topix: Sports, Raffi Torres, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey

Dallas Morning News

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Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon battles with Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson in the first period of NHL Hockey action at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, April 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Jordie Benn, NHL Players, Kevin Connauton, Brenden Dillon, Ray Whitney

CBC News

Dave Tippett to coach Canadian men at hockey worlds

Coyotes head coach Dave Tippettm an assistant coach for Canada at the 2009 and 2013 world hockey championship, has been promoted to head coach for next month's tourney in Minsk, Belarus.


Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Sean Monahan, NHL Players, Toronto Maple Leafs, James Reimer, Morgan Rielly

SLAM! Sports

Our top 10 most improbable Stanley Cup champions

Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown holds up the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles, June 11, 2012.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL Players, Dustin Brown, NHL Atlantic Division, Philadelphia Flyers

Predicting every Stanley Cup playoff series for 2014

The 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs get underway when the puck drops between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning shortly after 4:00 p.m. PDT Wed., April 16. The San Jose Sharks drop the puck on their first-round battle with the Los Angeles Kings Thursday.


Related Topix: Sports, Carey Price, Ben Bishop, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Southeast Division, Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Western Conference

Blackout Dallas

Dallas Stars Looking For An Upsetting Performance

Unless you are heading to Vegas before watching the games these numbers are just for fun, but the odds are out for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Stars are well nowhere near the top of the betting list going into the first round of this years playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Trevor Daley, NHL Players, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Central Division


Which No. 1 Goalie Gives Anaheim Ducks Best Chance at Postseason Wins?

Lately, though, that abundance of riches has turned into a conundrum because it 't at all clear which of the team's three goalies should start in net for Game 1 of Anaheim's first-round series against the Dallas Stars .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Frederik Andersen, NHL Players, Dallas Stars

Thrasher Backer

The Morning Red Eye: Winnipeg Jets Links 4/16/14

Jan 21, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane celebrates with teammates Jacob Trouba and right wing Devin Setoguchi after scoring a goal in the second period as Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm watches at Honda Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Hampus Lindholm, NHL Players

Daily Camera

Minnesota center Mikael Granlund likely to play in game 1

Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild reacts after a hit from Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Niklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Los Angeles Kings, Jarret Stoll, NHL Northwest Division

ABC News

Gaborik Adds Scoring to LA Kings' Playoff Plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, Marian Gaborik

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

NHL: Anaheim Ducks' Stephane Robidas set to face former team

From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Stephane Robidas, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks

SLAM! Sports

Can Kings-Sharks repeat last year's seven-game beauty?

San Jose Sharks left wing T.J. Galiardi collides with Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner and defenceman Matt Greene during Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal last year in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Matt Greene, NHL Players

Rivalry Resumes as Kings Face Sharks in First Round Playoff Series

The Los Angeles Kings will begin their highly anticipated first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks starting this Thursday, April 17, 2014 .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks

Kent Reporter

T-Birds' Troock signs with NHL's Stars

Seattle Thunderbirds right wing Branden Troock has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, general manager Russ Farwell announced today.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey

The Washington Post

Hoisting the Cup without a hot goalie hard to do

In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky of Russia, makes a save during an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, in San Jose, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, NHL Eastern Conference, San Jose Sharks, Antti Niemi, NHL Players, Tuukka Rask